Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

Brum’s creative quarter reveals its new brand…

Brum’s creative quarter reveals its new brand…

Birmingham’s creative quarter and one of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods has revealed its new brand, which celebrates the rich character of Digbeth, an area that has been… Read more »

The Ruin Review by Daisy Andrews

The Ruin Review by Daisy Andrews

Two years ago I went on holiday to Budapest and visited Szimpla Kert, the most popular Ruin Bar in Budapest. I absolutely adored it and therefore, I… Read more »

The Best Hire Venues & Event Spaces in Birmingham

Being the second biggest city in the UK, Birmingham has both a large business demographic and bustling nightlife, making it a hot-spot for throwing big occasions, conferences… Read more »

Free Co-Working Day at Alpha Works!

It’s a FREE Co-Working Day on Tuesday 11th June at Alpha Works, so come along and try out the collaborative Co-Work space in the heart of Birmingham… Read more »

NOT NORMAL NOT OK campaign challenging sexual assault in city’s music venues.

Working directly with live music venues, promoters, West Midlands Police, and the Birmingham based Rape & Sexual Violence Project (RSVP), NOT NORMAL NOT OK has launched a… Read more »

Rebel Chicken 1st Birthday Review

Rebel Chicken 1st Birthday Review

I cannot believe a year has passed since the Rebel Chicken first opened its doors. Last Saturday was a great opportunity to head down, check out the… Read more »

Consultation launched for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries

Hammerson, which owns and manages Bullring & Grand Central, has invited Birmingham residents to a public exhibition to present its plans for Martineau Galleries. The regeneration of… Read more »

Birmingham Design Festival launches Digbeth!

Birmingham’s creative quarter and one of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods has revealed its new brand. The brand will be presented at the Birmingham Design Festival this… Read more »

Le Freak at The Night Owl Wins Best Club Night

Le Freak at The Night Owl Wins Best Club Night

Birmingham’s premier disco, funk, soul and boogie night Le Freak at Digbeth’s The Night Owl has been officially awarded Birmingham’s best club night in the Birmingham Music… Read more »

A Beer Central Special Brummie Brew for Festival!

A Beer Central Special Brummie Brew for Festival!

Grapevine was recently invited a very special open day at Dig Brew Co. where the guys at Beer Central Festival had gathered together some of the region’s… Read more »

LoveBrum announces New £15,000 Funding Grant for Impact Week 2019

Birmingham charity LoveBrum is celebrating their second annual ‘Impact Week’ with the announcement of a brand new community fund. Taking place from 29 April – 3 May,… Read more »

Let’s all have a ‘Black Country’ Disco!

True Reverie, a new lifestyle and fashion brand from Wolverhampton, return with their second t-shirt design Black Country Disco. The design is the first from a new… Read more »

Birmingham band return with contemplative single ‘Chasing Ghosts’

Ever since forming in 2016, Paper Buoys have had a simple ethos – to make music with an agenda, distilling the vitriol of the everyman. You may… Read more »

Summer in the Midlands: 6 of the Best Places to Visit

Summer in the Midlands: 6 of the Best Places to Visit

As the second most populous city in the UK, it’s little wonder that Birmingham has plenty to keep both residents and visitors entertained. A former manufacturing powerhouse, it… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action!: Birmingham’s History as a Filming Location

Lights, Camera, Action!: Birmingham’s History as a Filming Location

Hollywood. Bombay. Birmingham? The Midlands is a hub of activity and excitement, so much so that it has attracted the eyes of many large-scale film productions and… Read more »

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